Fast internet access is widely considered to be a factor in enhancing productivity. As faster broadband technologies become available, calls are made to upgrade existing telecommunications networks so that local firms and households won't be left on the 'wrong side' of the digital divide. In response, governments in countries as diverse as Australia, New Zealand, Greece and South Korea have pledged large sums for fibre-enabled broadband access. Arthur Grimes asks whether these calls are warranted.
Grimes, Arthur. 2010. "Is Fibre Good for Us?" Competition and Regulation Times 31, Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation, pp. 6-7.